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Snoozing Chap

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It’s a friend’s birthday next week, and I knew I wanted to use this digital stamp called “Snoozing Chap with Beer” from Digistamp Boutique. I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted it on a stitched square by Gummiapan. Then I used the sketch at Watercooler Wednesday,  some papers from my stash and finished with a diecut greeting by Your Next Stamp which was a recent purchase.

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Parchment-style Digistamp

This card uses an image I made whilst making this card but which I didn’t use because the colours didn’t quite match the backing paper. The image is from Digistamp Boutique but traced onto vellum & coloured from the back using Promarkers & watercolour pencils.

I dug some matching paper from out of my stash then added a stamped greeting, some simple ribbon & a few gems to finish.

Stamps: Digistamp Boutique (digi), Elzybells (no longer available)
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal
All other items from stash.

Parchment Poppies

My mojo finally seems to be returning from the wilderness! I needed a card for a birthday next week and was determined – for once – to avoid my usual last minute rush.  I love the Sketchy Flowers set from Digistamp Boutique but rather than simply printing & colouring one of the images, I decided to print it, trace it in white pencil onto parchment then emboss it from the back.  I coloured it from the back with Duck Egg Promarker & Derwent Jade Green watercolour pencil, to match the backing paper.  
I felt the main image needed mounting onto white card but I struggled to securely attach it.  In the end I used double sided adhesive sheets then ran the lot through my Cuttlebug. The ribbon was also coloured with Duck Egg Promarker and the greeting was stamped onto parchment & white card to match because plain white card didn’t look right..

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Coloured cardstock: Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection in Tumbled Glass
Main image: Digistamp Boutique
Greeting stamp: Lucy Cromwell Bunting Stamps
Backing paper: The Works

   

Men!

They’re so difficult to make cards for, aren’t they?  I needed to make a couple of men’s cards but didn’t have much time, so this image from the Digistamp Boutique came in handy.  I resized it in Craft Artist 2 Professional & coloured it with Promarkers.  The greetings are from Craftwork Cards (also coloured with Promarkers) and the backing papers I designed in Craft Artist, colouring them to match – yes, you’ve guessed it! – Promarkers.

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Backing papers: Designed by me

Digistamp Boutique Birthday Card

The new flower stamp releases at Digistamp Boutique caught my eye straight away (and were on special offer!) so I just had to have them. There are some lovely samples on the website & I originally planned to use kraft cardstock, but once I started making this card for a friend I changed my mind and this just evolved into the finished article.

I imported the flower stamp & greeting (part of the set) into Craft Artist 2 Professional & added the lines.  Then I decided a bit of bling was required so I used Crystal Glamour Dust on some of the dots and mounted the finished image on black card.  Done!

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Digital stamp & greeting: Digistamp Boutique
Crystal Glamour Dust

Happy Mother’s Day

This is my card for my lovely Mum and, as often happens, the end result doesn’t remotely resemble what I’d planned!  I fell for the Sketchy Flowers set at Digistamp Boutique and loved the card Kerry Cox (aka Pickle) had made, so intended to do something similar.
Once I’d got going, though, I decided to colour one of the flower images using a Lavender Promarker; I imported the image into Craft Artist 2 Professional and recoloured it.  When I’d finished colouring the flower I decided it was too “flat”, despite shading & blending.  As an experiment I went over the flower with short strokes of a Copic Blending Pen as I know that, unlike the Promarker Blender, it tends to bleach the colour out and I quite liked the resulting effect. Still in Craft Artist 2 Professional, I recoloured some backing paper to match & made the word art.  I cut a couple of slits in the card either side of the flower stems & threaded some matching ribbon through before tying it in a bow.
Once the card was assembled it looked ok but just not quite special enough.  Then a discussion about micro beads on the Docrafts forum made me realise what was missing – a bit of bling!  I took the card apart & used some Glossy Accents to attach some Sweet Poppy Clear Micro Beads as flower centres.  Then I covered a new piece of backing paper in double sided adhesive sheet & attached the micro beads to that.  Although I think the beaded flower centres work well, the subtle pattern on the backing paper doesn’t show through the beads so I’d use a stronger-patterned paper next time as it was an easy technique to do.

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Digistamp: Digistamp Boutique Sketchy Flowers
Coloured with Lavender Promarker.
Sweet Poppy Micro Beads.

Digistamp Boutique Cards

When I saw these penguin digital stamps on the Digistamp Boutique website I just had to have them, they’re so cute.  I also downloaded some backing papers which would work for other occasions, too.  I coloured the images with Promarkers & combined 2 of them in Craft Artist Professional for one of the cards.  I added some hand drawn lines around some images, and some Glamour Dust (which seems to be a common theme on all my Christmas cards this year even though I don’t normally do glitter!) and they were done.

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Coloured card: Green – Bazzill Peapod, Red – White card coloured with Ruby Promarker
Digital stamps & backing paper: Digistamp Boutique
Stamps: Paula Pascual PPCSA6001 Christmas Messages
Promarkers: Ruby, Leaf Green, Honeycomb
Glitter: Crystal Glamour Dust